Radioactive monster Godzilla stomps through a city and eats a commuter train in a scene from Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishiro Honda and Terry O. Morse. The 1956 film was a re-edited version of the 1954 Japanese film Gojira, directed by Honda. Embassy Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, seen here at the Comedy Central Roast Of David Hasselhoff in August 2010, recently lost his job voicing the Aflac duck over his tweets about Japan. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Charlie Sheen's bizarre media blitz has struck a chord with some people in recovery. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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The Record

Cassette Tapes Get A West Coast Rewind

The format, all but left for dead when compact discs arrived, has given rise to a small but vibrant scene centered in Los Angeles.

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When the National Portrait Gallery removed a work after pressure from activists and politicians, a project called the Museum of Censored Art set up shop right outside the museum's doors. Erin Schwartz/NPR hide caption

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Entertainer and relationship guru Steve Harvey signs copies of his new book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, at the Borders on 18th Street in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011. Adele Hampton/NPR hide caption

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Dressed To Impress: Unilever, a conglomerate behind various products, from food (Hellmann's mayonnaise and Lipton teas) to body wash (Axe and Ponds), bought into the Mad Men aesthetic with podbuster advertisements that evoke the TV drama's look. Unilever hide caption

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Paris Barclay, here at the 59th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2007, is the vice president and the first black officer of the guild. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Television

Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

On Jan. 1, Oprah Winfrey launches the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, the first television channel entirely dedicated to a personal brand. Will her loyal audience follow?

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